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10th Dec '17 3:32:31 PM lakingsif
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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," an electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.

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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," "[[Recap/BlackMirrorWhiteChristmas White Christmas]]," an electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.
21st May '17 10:50:41 PM FordPrefect
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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," An electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.

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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," An an electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.
17th Apr '17 1:12:05 AM UnsavouryBreathMint
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* "In the ''Series/BlackMirror'' episode "White Christmas," An electronic copy of a suspected murderer's mind is created and placed in a stimulation of an isolated winter cabin, where time is accelerated to give the appearance that he'd been there for five years. Then, an interrogator inserts himself into the stimulation and convinces the copy to confess.
16th Apr '17 11:23:59 AM Kotomikun
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* This was part of the plot for the first episode of season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''.
16th Apr '17 11:10:28 AM Kotomikun
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' has subjected Rick to this a couple of times. It tends to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard go poorly for the perpetrators]].
** The first time, aliens trap him in a [[DreamWithinADream multi-layer simulation]] and try to make him reveal his recipe for "concentrated dark matter" once he thinks he's escaped; but he figures it out and gives them a different formula that blows up their entire ship.
** He gets locked up by the Federation for his [[VillainProtagonist many crimes]] at the end of season 2. The next season opens with another attempt at this trope, but he doesn't fall for it, so it turns into a normal interrogation... though still in the virtual dreamworld. He pretends to give up and offer the dimension-hopping equations they wanted, but instead he gives them a virus that takes over the simulation and lets him body-swap into the interrogator.
10th Apr '17 6:58:01 AM LondonKdS
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* Subverted in another ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was accidently created by Riker's own fears.]]

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* Subverted in another ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode, where Riker thinks he is a victim of one (he is supposedly in the future but his supposed wife is a woman of his dreams, that he knows never existed outside the holodeck). The hostile aliens reveal themselves when he calls them out on it. However, as it turns out [[spoiler:the aliens aren't real either - there is just one alien, highly psychic and very lonely, keeping Riker in a LotusEaterMachine to have some company and conjuring things from his mind - the whole espionage plot was accidently created by the device's attempt to respond to Riker's realisation that the first reality was fictitious, based on his own fears.assumptions about what might really be going on.]]
6th Apr '17 12:05:19 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* This was part of the plot for the first episode of season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty''.
27th Sep '16 11:43:06 PM PaulA
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* Brutally and realistically done twice in the TomClancy novel ''[[JackRyan The Cardinal of the Kremlin]]''. The first time is when they place a young female spy into a sensory-deprivation tank, and then leave her there for hours. The experience is so traumatic that she breaks totally, and it actually succeeds in making her entirely forget both being a spy and the fact that she was even interrogated. The second is when the KGB dress up a junior officer as the eponymous mole's gunner from WWII, which guilt trips him into confessing.
10th Aug '16 2:57:09 AM LondonKdS
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** The first time, he appears to find a wormhole back to Earth and his friends follow, only to be held by the government and Rygel gets dissected, [[spoiler: except it was made by the Ancients to determine if Earth would accept them.]]
** The second, he wakes up from a coma and is told he dreamed the whole thing after the Farscape project crashed, except that all the aliens he knew are on Earth as well, with different names but still the same species, and no one seems to care. So he's pretty sure it's fake too, especially since there's two Scorpius, one is a drummer at a club, the other is trying to convince him that he's hallucinating but John thinks he's the one doing it so he doesn't listen. Then Scorpius explains that he's a neural clone implanted during John's interrogation, and a Scarran is making him hallucinate [[spoiler: in order to break his mind, and then things get really weird.]]

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** The first time, he appears to find a wormhole back to Earth and his friends follow, only to be held by the government and Rygel gets dissected, [[spoiler: except it was made by the Ancients to determine if Earth would accept them.welcome alien immigrants.]]
** The second, he wakes up from a coma and is told he dreamed the whole thing after the Farscape project crashed, except that all the aliens he knew are on Earth as well, with different names but still the same species, and no one seems to care. So he's pretty sure it's fake too, especially since there's two Scorpius, one is a drummer at a club, the other is trying to convince him that he's hallucinating but John thinks he's the one doing it so he doesn't listen. Then Scorpius explains that he's a neural clone implanted during John's interrogation, and a Scarran is making him hallucinate hallucinate. [[spoiler: in order It's actually a subversion - the point is not to break his mind, and then trick him into divulging information, but just to psychologically torture him until he breaks - at this point things get really weird.]]
6th Aug '16 3:39:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most of the protagonists of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' are professional Virtual Reality Interrogators. The method they use allows them to snoop through the subject's subconscious mind.

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* Most of the protagonists of ''Film/{{Inception}}'' are professional Virtual Reality Interrogators. The method they use allows them to snoop through the subject's subconscious mind.mind, usually by pretending they are on the subject's side in some way. Sometimes it works, but being too bold with this tactic can easily arouse too much suspicion and expose them.
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